National Geographic : 1943 Jul
Mars's 200-foot Wings Support 35 of Her Builders and Shelter 215 at Martin's Camouflaged Plant inBaltimore Mars was built to be a patrol bomber. Now she will haul cargo. The Navy's Air Transport Service, like theArmy's, isundergoing tremendous expansion. John Tresilian Bound for Alaska, a Curtiss Commando Pauses in Canada-"Dumbo," as Pilots Call Her, Wears Army Star and ATC Insignia This colossus of twin-engine transports can easily ferry equipment the length of the Aleutians-direct route toJapan.